The Dallas Independent School District has been ordered by a judge to repay the federal government $336,000 for misusing grant money that was supposed to be geared toward HIV education programs.
The first anti-AIDS vaginal gel to make it through late-stage testing failed to stop HIV infection in a study of 6,000 South African women, disappointed researchers announced Monday. The study was marred by low use of the gel, which could have undermined results, they said. Women used it less than half the number of times they had sex, and only 10% said they used it every time as directed. Scientists are still analyzing the results to see if this made a difference. They also plan more tests on a revamped gel containing an AIDS drug that they hope will work better.
Brazil plans to set up diagnostic centers in remote areas and increase advertising campaigns to get people with HIV/AIDS to seek treatment sooner, health authorities said Thursday.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene plans to distribute millions of condoms on Valentine's Day in different locations throughout the city, including Times Square and areas in Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn.
The AIDS virus has hideouts deep in the immune system that today's drugs can't reach. Now scientists finally have discovered how HIV builds one of those fortresses -- and they're exploring whether a drug already used to fight a parasite in developing countries just might hold a key to break in.
California's San Jose State University has become the first American college to suspend all campus blood drives because of a long-standing government policy that bars any man who has had sex with a man from giving blood.
President George Bush addressed several health-related issues, including funding for global AIDS programs, in his final State of the Union address Monday night.
Health officials on Sunday began distributing millions of condoms to fight the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases during Brazil's five-day Carnaval 2008.